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May 19, 2006

Be like the Red Wings and Stars and Senators...?: a worthwhile rant by Terry Frei

posted by garfield to hockey at 09:33 AM - 21 comments

Here, here. Being true hockey fans, my wife and I will enjoy the Stanley cup playoffs, no matter who is playing, we just love hockey. Besides, it's fun to watch an underdog take on, and beat, a favorite. We are Avalanche fans, but more than that, we are hockey fans. Like the article says, we will enjoy it!

posted by bobrolloff at 09:46 AM on May 19

I'm so bitter with envy, cosumed with thoughts that it just isn't fair that Anaheim or Carolina could win a Cup. Must root for Edmonton and Buffalo. Side note: When I fill out those required demographic things on websites i'm a 98 year old woman from Beverly Hills. Bottom note: Does Emilio Estevez get his name on the Cup if the Ducks win?

posted by SummersEve at 11:18 AM on May 19

Let me see if I get this straight: a team wins four best-of-seven series and it's not "fair" that they take home the Stanley Cup? Are games rigged in favor of Anaheim or Cackalacky or something?

posted by NoMich at 12:12 PM on May 19

Im a Wings fan and will always be, that being said I hope Edmonton Oilers win the cup they are playing like champs and I hope they do it.!!!!GO OILERS!!!!

posted by sirtt22 at 12:48 PM on May 19

I think one of the bigger issues that isn't really being addressed is the fact that this year, like many others, but perhaps more obvious than years past, is just how totally unimportant the regular season is. 82 games of exhibition. A 2, 5, 6, and 8 seed in the final four?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:22 PM on May 19

If you Oiler fans want to see your team win, then you better get on MacTavish's ass to wear that necklace made of moose poop. I don't think you want to mess with the Cree's mojo.

posted by NoMich at 01:31 PM on May 19

...how totally unimportant the regular season is. 82 games of exhibition. A 2, 5, 6, and 8 seed in the final four? would you have it any other way?

posted by captaincavegirl at 01:40 PM on May 19

...and the Hemsky should smear his stick with doo-doo too!

posted by garfield at 01:44 PM on May 19

Where's the round 3 thread? I'm taking Edmonton and Carolina, both in 6.

posted by commander cody at 01:59 PM on May 19

Let me see if I get this straight: a team wins four best-of-seven series and it's not "fair" that they take home the Stanley Cup? I didn't say they didn't deserve it or that it means any less. It just rips my heart out to see young teams win a championship. That's what i mean by not fair. I'm sure Leafs fans understand what i mean.

posted by SummersEve at 02:19 PM on May 19

This way, commander cody. how totally unimportant the regular season is. 82 games of exhibition Well, 14 teams were eliminated. Actually, I agree that the season is way too long for what it means, but I don't see any way around this that doesn't diminish revenues a whole lot. If you cut the number of regular season games in two, then you get an interesting season (I'd watch it), where each game has a lot more value, but you cut regular season revenue in half. If you limit the playoffs to the 8 best teams in the league, then you lose one round of extra revenue for 16 teams.

posted by qbert72 at 02:26 PM on May 19

I sure wish Cackalacky was still playing.

posted by chicobangs at 02:28 PM on May 19

Uh, they are, chico.

posted by NoMich at 02:36 PM on May 19

I'd rather blame the teams-with-more-players-in-the-olympics-bowed-out-early thing than the current system.

posted by SummersEve at 03:05 PM on May 19

So Cackalacky is actually -- Oh! Ohhhhhhhhhh.....

posted by chicobangs at 03:07 PM on May 19

Here you go, chico.

posted by NoMich at 03:15 PM on May 19

[Carson] I -- I did not know that! I did not know that! [/Carson]

posted by chicobangs at 03:20 PM on May 19

Hey, you do a fantastic Johnny Carson!

posted by NoMich at 03:21 PM on May 19

Thanks qbert72. I was afraid I wasn't going to get the chance to embaress myself with my picks again.

posted by commander cody at 04:51 PM on May 19

Just because my Wings are not in the playoffs anymore (cough-cough-CHOKE!-cough-cough) doesn't mean I won't watch any more hockey. I love the sport, and love the Stanley Cup Playoffs no matter who's in it. That's the beauty of hockey -- the pure unadulterated passion you see game in and game out.

posted by wingnut4life at 10:48 PM on May 19

hey the Oilers were young back in the 80's,built thru the draft,like the islanders of the 70's,there's nothing wrong with a young team winning the cup..go Oilers go!!

posted by ktown at 03:54 PM on May 21

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